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[STATEMENT] CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, CALL FOR MORE SOLIDARITY TO RESOLVE HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES

  CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CALL FOR MORE SOLIDARITY TO RESOLVE HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES     Seoul, December 10th – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) celebrates International Human Rights Days by highlighting the actors involve in the continuous struggle to make the world a better place to live for humankind through the realization of human rights. On this day, ADN again realizes and hopes for better unity and solidarity

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[EVENT] Acceptance Speech from Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI) at 2018 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award (AHRA)

  2018 ASIA DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH FROM GUSDURIAN NETWORK INDONESIA   When my father, president Abdurrahman Wahid of Indonesia, or Gus Dur as we fondly call him, passed away on Dec 30 2009, millions of Indonesians and many around the globe mourned him. His grave was never short of people paying tribute or just praying for him. Nine years after he passed away, 3,000 people to 15,000 people every day visits his

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Congratulations to the Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI)!

Congratulations to the Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI), one of ADN's partner organizations, for winning the 2018 Asia Democracy and Human Rights award from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD)! Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI) is a non-governmental organization based in Indonesia, dedicated to peace, pluralism and fundamental human rights and committed to encourage the interaction and consolidation of network among those who share the same

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[STATEMENT] Sri Lanka Political Struggle Continue: Deeper Democracy Disruption

  Sri Lanka Political Struggle Continue: Deeper Democracy Disruption   Seoul, Korea November 12, 2018   The Asia Democracy Network is deeply concerned with the current democracy struggle in Sri Lanka. The once political coalition that defeated the strong hold leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, are now in conflict when President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe.   There are democratic institutions and principles

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[EVENT] Open Government Partnership, Asia-Pasicifc Regional Meeting 2018

    [EVENT] Open Government Partnership, Asia-Pasicifc Regional Meeting 2018 Session: Strengthening Governance through Inclusivity - Integration of Leaving No One Behind in the Sustainable Development Agenda Date: Tuesday, November 6, 11:00am - 12:30pm Location: 2F Lilac Room, Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Korea ADN, in collaboration with Asia Development Alliance (ADA), will organize a session as a part of OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.

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[STATEMENT] AFGHANISTAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS: DEMOCRACY TRIUMPHS BUT CHALLENGES AHEAD TO ENHANCE DEMOCRACY FORWARD

AFGHANISTAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS: DEMOCRACY TRIUMPHS BUT CHALLENGES AHEAD TO ENHANCE DEMOCRACY FORWARD     Seoul October 22nd – The Asia Democracy Network congratulates the people of Afghanistan in achieving democratic victory in the recent parliamentary elections. With security threats and electoral reforms delaying the elections for three years, this year’s elections were the first parliamentary polls in eight years. Threats of violence

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[ADN Publication] 2018 September 15th CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY ”A Hope for Better Democracy in Asia”

    2018 September 15th CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY  "A Hope for Better Democracy in Asia" Seoul, Korea -  On this day 15 September 2018, the Asia Democracy Network welcomes the celebration of International Democracy day  extending appreciation and solidarity to all democracy advocates who stand  for democratic principles around the world. On this auspicious occasion it’s vital  to acknowledge regression as well as progress

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[EVENT] Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum

  Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum Happening Now! In collaboration with Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies, Asia Development Alliance, UCLG and KOICA, ADN organized the International Human Rights Cities Network Workshop in Gwangju, Korea. Jinho Song, Vice-President of KOICA and Jong-je Jeong, Vice-Mayor of Gwangju Metropolitan City gave the opening remarks. Former ADN Secretary General Anselmo Lee is

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[STATEMENT] PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately

  PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately   October 16, 2018 SEOUL, KOREA – Pakistan’s arrest of rights activist is an attempt to silence the voice of the people, an increasing trend of suppression in the country. Pakistan authorities started to crack down on those who participated and organized in a peaceful rally that took place in August 2018, in which thousands gathered

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[EVENT] International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop (Oct 19-20)

International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop: Localizing SDGs and Peace in Human Rights Cities – Pathways for Peaceful, Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Communities Date: October 19-20, 2018 Location: Gwangju, South Korea Co-Organizers: Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies (KAHRS), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) in partnership with the United Cities and Local

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